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The Raven Cafe, 194 Ave. A, @ 12th St. (212) 529-4712 This East Village bar has DJs every night playing Goth, Reggae, Experimental and Punk tunes. Open 7 days a week, Noon - 4am. Age 21 and over. No cover. Subway: L to 1st Ave.



Remy Lounge, 104 Greenwich St., 2 blocks S. of the World Trade Center (212) 267-4646Restaurant, lounge and nightclub open Tues - Sat for lunch, dinner, and dancing. DJs and live bands spin dance music, with an emphasis on Mambo and Latin rhythms. 21 and over. Cover varies. Dress your best. Subway: N, R, 1, 9 to Rector Pl.



Rivertown Lounge, 187 Orchard St., btwn Stanton & Houston Sts. (212) 388-1288 2 bars, a pool room, and live DJs playing Hip Hoop and Funk. What more could you ask for? No cover. 21 and over. Open Noon - 4am every day. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



The Roxy, 515 W. 18th St., btwn 10th and 11th Aves. (212) 645-5156Wednesday is roller skating night (skates available for rent) from 8pm - 2am with a $12 - $15 cover. Friday is a different party every week ($20 - $30 cover) and Saturday is Gay night with Deep House DJ tunes and a $25 entrance fee. 21 and over. Subway: A, C, E to 14th St.; L to 8th Ave.



Rubber Monkey, 279 Church St., @ White St. (212) 219-0225 On the first floor they have a Pub/lounge with a back room where they serve food and have a stage set up (check out open mic Mondays!). Downstairs is the dance floor and a second lounge. DJs spin everything from New House to Classics to Hip Hop. Open every day from 5pm - late. Happy Hour during the week from 5pm - 10pm. Sunday is Gay Night. Subway: A, C, E, N, R, 1, 9, 6 to Canal St.



Sala, 344 Bowery, @ Great Jones St. (212) 979-6606 Spanish restaurant/lounge serving tapas and music daily from 6pm - 4am. The lounge is open Wednesday through Saturday with DJs and available other nights for private parties. Schedule: Latin/Brazilian on Wednesday, Trip Hop on Thursday, laid-back Hip Hop/Salsa/Latin on Friday, and on Saturday they turn up the dance music. No cover. Must be 21 or older to get into the lounge. Subway: F to 2nd Ave., 6 to Astor Pl.



Sapphire, 249 Eldridge St., btwn Houston & Stanton Sts. (212) 777-5153 Small dance club (180 cap.) playing a combo of House, Classics, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Soul. Open 7pm - 4am every night with a 7 - 10pm Happy Hour. 21 and over. Cover: $5 after 10pm on Fri & Sat, $3 on Sun, and just a dollar on Monday and Tuesday. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



Shampu, 9 Ave. A, btwn 1st & 2nd Sts. (646) 602-2590 Bar/restaurant/lounge open Tues - Sat from 9pm - 4am. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



Shine, 285 W. Broadway, @ Canal St. (212) 941-0900     (see events)Primarily an eclectic DJ nightclub with occasional live music. Check out their Live Roots Reggae Sundays ($3). Cover is usually $10 - $20. Ages 21 and over. Hours are from 9 or 10pm - 4am. Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to Canal St.



Sin Sin, 248 E. 5th St., @ 2nd Ave. (212) 253-2222 Downstairs is Sin Sin, the Irish bar/lounge, and upstairs is the Leopard Lounge where a live DJ spins Funk, Hip Hop and more every night. Open 12pm - 4am every day. Happy Hour 1pm - 8pm (until 10pm on Thur). Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St., @ Stanton St. (212) 253-7246 Restaurant/lounge whose main attractions are the Burlesque shows that take place on the Victorian style stage throughout the week (8pm; $0 - $5). They also have mellow DJ music on Mondays and Jazz on Wednesdays. 21 and older. Open for dinner from 7pm - 12am during the week, 7pm - 1am on the weekend. The bar stays open until 2am on weekdays and 4am on the weekend. Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



Soha, South of Harlem, 988 Amsterdam Ave., btwn 108th & 109th Sts. (212) 678-0098An Uptown Lounge/Gallery with a pool table. Open 7 nights, 4 p.m. - 4 a.m., Happy Hour until 7pm. On the weekend DJs spin upbeat Funk, Soul, 80's, and Classics. During the week it's a more experimental feel with some Trip Hop, Pop and more. No cover, 21 and over. Subway: B, C, 1, 9 to 100th St.



Spa, 76 East 13th St., btwn Broadway and 4th. (212) 388-1060Featuring two dance rooms plus table service where you can choose from a whole menu of different waters (hence the name). Open Tues - Sat from 10pm - 4am. Check out DJ Mark Ronson spinning Hip Hop on Tuesdays and Fridays. Otherwise the music varies. 21 and over. Cover charge is around $20. You won't get in wearing fur. Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St.-Union Sq.



Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btwn Broadway & 8th Ave. (212) 517-4065 The famous and infamous nightclub is back in business every Thur - Sat from 10pm - 4am. Tables are available for a $500 min. with bottle service only. DJs spin an ecclectic club mix. $25 cover. Age 21 and over. Dress code is "Spectacular." Subway: B, D, E to 7th Ave.; N, R to 57th St.



SubTonic Lounge, 107 Norfolk St., btwn Delancey & Rivington Sts. (212) 358-7503Downstairs from the musician curated live music venue Tonic (see Popular Music Venues). They have a bar and DJ shows Thursday through Saturday. Subway: F to Delancey; J, M, Z to Essex St.



Swim, 146 Orchard St., btwn Rivington & Stanton Sts. (212) 673-0799 Subway: F to 2nd Ave.



Tja, 301 Church St., @ Walker St. (212) 226-8900 Alternative restaurant featuring modern Scandinavian/Asian fusion food and a variety of possible dining experiences, from shared tables to low lounge tables, to straight-up old restaurant style. There is a bar and DJs play a mix of sensual European Garage and Ethnic music. Live jazz on Sundays. Open every day at 6pm. Kitchen closes at 12am on weekdays and 1am on weekends, while the bar stays open later. Subway: A, C, E to Canal St.



True, 28 E. 23rd St., btwn Madison & Park Aves. (212) 254-6117 Medium sized alternative club with two floors, a downstairs lounge, and a small stage. Current regular parties are: Latin on Mon, Latin (with dance lessons) on Tues, Fetish on Wed, Goth (18 and older) on Thur, Retro Rock on Fri, and what has been called the best Lesbian party in town every Saturday. Cover is $8 - $12. Usually ages 21 and over. Opens between 8 & 10pm. Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St.



The Tunnel, 220 12th Ave., @ 27th St. (212) 695-4682Five DJs in 7 rooms. Open Fri-Sun from 10pm - 8am (guest list closes at 12:30am). Friday is the "Evolution" glamour show. Saturday is an 18 and over D-Tour show with Tribal/Progressive beats. Sunday is a 21 and over Hip Hop party. Cover is $15 - $20. Dress code is fashionable, trendy or evening wear. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.; 1, 9 to 28th St.



Twilo, 530 W. 27th St., btwn 10th & 11th Sts. (212) 268-1600Places to lounge if you don't wanna dance. Open Fri-Sat 11pm on, often going afterhours on Saturdays. They also host special events (call or check the website) on other days. Cover is usually $25. 18 and older to get in Fridays, 21 and older on Saturdays. Subway: C, E to 23rd st.; 1, 9 to 28th St.



Twirl, 208 W. 23rd St., btwn 7th & 8th Aves. (212) 691-7685 Billing themselves as a "special events facility," this lounge and dance club could be hosting anything when you want to go, so give them a call to find out what's going on. They are open to the public pretty much every Friday and Saturday from 10pm - 4am with DJs spinning on the 1200 square ft. dance floor. Cover is $5 - $20 and it is usually, but not always, age 21 and over only. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.



Venue, 505 Columbus Ave., btwn 84th & 85th Sts. (212) 579-9463 Two dance floors and a lounge showcase the sounds of there different DJs. Services include a coat check, catering, and private parties. Open every day from 7pm - 4am. Must be 24 or older. No cover. Dress code is casual, casual neat, and smart. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.



Veruka, 525 Broome St., btwn Thompson St. & 6th Ave. (212) 625-1717 DJs play Hip Hop and Pop music every night between 9pm - 4am. No cover. 21 and over. Subway: C, E to Spring St.



Void, 16 Mercer St., @ Canal St. (212) 941-6492 Multimedia lounge with DJs spinning every Wed - Sat from 8pm - 3am and Sun from 6pm - 1am. They also have films on Wednesday evenings, as well as digital video workshops Sun - Tues from 5pm - 10pm. No cover, no dress code. 21 and over. Subway: J, M, Z, N, R, 6 to Canal St.



Warehouse, 141 E. 140th St., btwn Grand Concourse & Walton, Bronx (718) 992-5974 The largest club in the Bronx has two floors, three rooms, and an outdoor patio. Friday parties vary, but Saturday is their big night, with House and Tribal tunes on the main dance floor and Hip Hop, Reggae, and R&B; in the lounge. $13 cover for members, $15 for non-members. The crowd is mostly gay and bi, men and women. Open 11:30pm - 6:30am. Subway: 4 to 138th St.; 2 to 149th St.-Grand Concourse.



Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., btwn 3rd & 4th Aves. (212) 353-1600Each of the four floors is geared toward a different crowd with a different type of music. Thursday is ladies night; reduced admission. 19 and over on Friday nights only. Open Wed-Sat 10pm-5am, Thurs-Sat for dancing. Visit their website for coupons (http://www.webster-hall.com/) Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St.-Union Sq.



Wetlands, 161 Hudson St. near Laight St. (212) 386-3600Another great club featuring eclectic live bands every night, plus a downstairs lounge. They also have an environmental activism center and sponsor city events promoting a more eco-friendly outlook on the city. Shows are generally 18 and over, sometimes all ages, and the cover is usually $8 - $15. Hours: 8pm - late (2am - 4am). Subway: 1, 9 to Canal.



Zanzibar, 645 9th Ave. @ 45th St. (212) 957-9197Hip theater district restaurant/bar with two lounges. You can enjoy an indoor fireplace in one room, or hang out by the open front bar during warm summer eveings. DJs spin an eclectic mix of Jazz, Dance, Rock and Hip Hop. Open Mon - Thur 4pm - 2am, and Fri/Sat from 4pm - 4am. Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St.



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